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Lessons from BPCA’s Midlands regional forum Lessons from BPCA’s Midlands regional forum
The BPCA regional forum rolled into Burton upon Trent last Thursday, September 6 and drew a reasonable turnout of forty or so pest professionals. Unfortunately, as is often the case, because these events are free, a number of delegates registered and then failed to turn up.
 
Pelsis and Curtis Gilmour to merge Pelsis and Curtis Gilmour to merge
The Directors of Pelsis Holdings (UK) Ltd and Curtis Gilmour Inc. are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to bring together the brand portfolios and operations of the two companies with immediate effect. The activities of the two companies are highly complementary to one another and together give access to a broader range of customers and geographies, for the consolidated product range.
 
Rodenticide packs getting smaller Rodenticide packs getting smaller
Regulatory changes mean that large 20kg packs of loose grain, pellets or granular rodenticide baits are being withdrawn from the market. The change will affect all such rodenticides currently available in 20kg sacks but the timing of the withdrawals will vary depending on when the product authorisations were renewed.
 
News from Bell - new 25ppm product on its way News from Bell - new 25ppm product on its way
There has been much industry discussion and, frankly, a good deal of disagreement about the reclassification of rodenticides by the EU as ‘Toxic to reproduction’. USA-based Bell Laboratories, one of the world’s leaders in rodent technology, says it has taken a balanced approach to meet the ongoing needs of the professional pest control market.
 
Career opportunity - Presly Pest Control Career opportunity - Presly Pest Control
Presly Pest Control, the largest independent pest control company in the north of Scotland, is searching for a technical manager.
 
Ticks prefer type A blood Ticks prefer type A blood
If you have type A blood, the second most common type in the UK, then, you may want to take extra precautions to protect yourself from ticks. New research from the University of Masaryk in the Czech Republic reveals that ticks have a preference for blood type A!
 
Free training material now available from CRRU website Free training material now available from CRRU website
The first of the free training materials from the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide use (CRRU) UK have been published on the CRRU website. The material is being made available in support of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime.
 


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